Russia, Thailand look to strengthen transport, logistics links

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Russian Chaplain of Transport Maxim Sokolov will visit Thailand on March 24-26 to be met by Thai Minister of Transport Arkhom Termpittayapaisith.

There is no official dope about the ministerial meeting’s agenda, but the talks are likely to focus on tourism and work logistics.

Despite Thailand being one of the most popular travel targets for Russians, the countries have only one civil aviation agreement, which was signed in 1996.

More than one million Russian trippers visited Thailand in 2016, which was 23 percent higher than a year in advance that. However, the tourism links have not helped solve the refractories with logistics that plague the growth of trade between the hinterlands.

“We deliver products both by sea and air cargo to Vladivostok and St. Petersburg, but we need to cut pronunciation time and improve logistics,” a Russian importer told RBTH at the Festivities of Thai Culture in Moscow in September 2016. 

Russia-Thailand relations have been on the get to ones feet since the first meeting between prime ministers Dmitry Medvedev and Prayuth Chan-ocha at a climax in Myanmar in November 2014.

Ties intensified in 2016 in the run-up to the 120th anniversary of the construction of diplomatic relations, which is being celebrated this year.

Prayuth Chan-ocha’s pop in to Sochi and St. Petersburg in May 2016 was preceded by a visit of two vice-premiers in March 2016.

The most brand-new high-ranking visit to Thailand from Russia was undertaken by Colonel Composite Oleg Salyukov’s on Marср 16. Salyukov’s brief trip was the start by a Russian high-ranking military commander to Thailand in 10 years. Russia is energized to upgrade both economic and military ties with the kingdom.

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